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Collin O'Mara

Collin is the President and CEO of National Wildlife Federation. Before taking the helm of NWF in 2014, Collin served as Secretary of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, where he spearheaded a range of initiatives, including ones to reintroduce children to the outdoors, expand the state's trail system, and establish the Delaware Bay area as a world-class conservation and low-impact recreation tourism destination.
Scott Pruitt at 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

EPA Hearing Must Raise Tough Questions on Science, Enforcement of Laws and Industry Relationships

Wednesday’s hearing on the nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may prove to be the most important hearing for the EPA since it was established 47 years ago …

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Looking Forward for Wildlife

As we head into the holiday season, I want to thank each of you for your tireless efforts over the past year on behalf of our wildlife and natural resources. …

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We Stand With Flint. Will You Join Us?

It began in April 2014, when an unelected, state-appointed emergency manager tried to cut costs by switching the city’s water source to the local Flint River. But the water from …

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Standing Together Against Violence

Our Federation includes fifty state and territorial affiliate organizations and six million members and supporters. In my travels to meet all fifty of our affiliates, I’ve witnessed firsthand that our …

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Support Malheur and America’s Wildlife Refuges: Buy a Duck Stamp!

As law enforcement officials pursue a peaceful resolution to situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, the National Wildlife Federation and its state affiliates urge all Americans …

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12 Wins for Wildlife YOU Made Possible in 2015

Looking back at 2015, I’m incredibly proud of wins we achieved together for America’s wildlife. With friends of wildlife like you by our side, we helped restore more wild bison …

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From White House to Texas, a Growing Buzz Around Pollinator Protection

When you’re in your garden collecting milkweed seed pods on a windy fall afternoon, you may not realize you’re part of a burgeoning nationwide effort to protect America’s pollinators. As …

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Watch: Wildlife You Helped Protect in 2015

How do you thank someone who has given such beautiful gifts to wildlife? Like millions of acres of native prairie for wild bison to roam free, or Thousands of acres …

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275,000 More Acres Safeguarded for Wildlife and Our Outdoor Heritage

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed “The Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act” championed by Idaho’s Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Jim Risch. …

NWF President and CEO Collin O'Mara joins U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper for the groundbreaking boat tour of the Block Island Wind Farm project site. Photo by NWF

U.S. Offshore Wind Power Breaks Ground in Rhode Island

Today I was filled with patriotic pride as we celebrated a historic moment in our nation’s energy story: the installation of the foundations for America’s first offshore wind power project. …

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